Fairly new author, less than a month since my first approval. Would love to get some feedback on my new and growing portfolio. All the tracks are cinematic in nature with three of them being orchestral. please be gentle!http://audiojungle.net/user/MichalskiMusic/portfolio
I am enjoying the community here greatly and find it an encouragement to continue. I am not really concerned with sales, just making good music.
Thanks in advance to all who take the time to comment. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Anyone? I will share my cookies.
I think you are a great composer. It seems you need to get more into the intense trailer cinematic stuff to bring attention here on Audiojungle. Write a couple of items that can bring in the buyers and I’m sure your more of your nice romantic style stuff will sell as well, it is very good. Sometimes it just takes one major hit then all of the items sell more.
Thanks for the kind words, Sophonic. I completely agree with your assessment. My current titles are really more indicative of what I can do, rather than actually aimed at sales. I have a few items in the approval cue that should be better sellers. This is exactly the kind of feedback I need.
I’d agree with Sphonic that the biggest area you need to focus on is the trailer/promotional style of cue. You’ve got some really nice sentimental writing in here, but I’ve found that such a style doesn’t typically sell very well (probably because most authors looking for that style of music have hired a composer to do a complete score for a longer project).
Additionally, I like the “Heroic Decision” track, but it would be nice if the horns had less pitch bend/glissando, especially during the solo sections. The percussion in that track works really well, but the horn sticks out as a bit artificial because of those odd glissandi. I’d also work to write a more simple, memorable melody for that kind of track, because it gives the work a nice “hook” for buyers to latch on to. Remember, many shoppers aren’t ever going to hear your tracks more than once as they browse through the market, so you’ve got to get their attention with a nice catchy tune or motif that they’ll enjoy and remember—because that’s what their audiences will probably want too. “Heroic Decision” tells a good musical story, and I like the interesting harmonic choices you’ve made, but it rambles because there’s no hook to pull the piece together.
You clearly know your way around an orchestra pretty well, and I’m excited and interested to see what you’ll upload in the future. You’ve got a new follower here!
Thanks for your feedback. The odd glissando you mention are actually part of a true legato patch in Vienna Symphonic Strings. They have a slow and a long legato and the slow, at least for your taste, would have been a more appropriate choice, I believe. Also, good catch on the music context, three of these four were written for specific scenes. Very impressive ears!
Thanks for following and I truly appreciate your suggestions!